April 14, 2015 Articles

Advising Long-Term-Care Clients: Ten Tips to Lower Litigation Costs

The reality of caring for our elderly in today's litigation climate is that eventually your client's long-term-care facility will be sued.

By Christy T. Crider

The reality of caring for our elderly in today’s litigation climate is that eventually your client’s long-term-care facility will be sued.

The reality of caring for our elderly in today’s litigation climate is that eventually your client’s long-term-care facility will be sued. Full-page newspapers ads, expensive television spots, and billboards target nursing homes and encourage families to go see a lawyer. Long-term-care providers give great care, but their charts are never perfect. Litigation ensues and it gets expensive. Over the past 15 years of defending long-term-care cases, I have learned a thing or two, or ten, about how your long-term-care clients can keep litigation costs down.

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